Hedges need to be cut otherwise they end up out of control like this one…
Here’s a list of tools like I used to do this job*:
NoCry Long Leather Gardening Gloves – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LB3IM7C/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_K40C8JV8WTFHT9XX996F VonHaus Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer with 20V MAX Battery, Charger, Shoulder Strap & Blade Cover – https://www.amazon.co.uk/VonHaus-Cordless-Trimmer-Battery-Shoulder/dp/B01CR6CFXO/ref=sr_1_26?dchild=1&keywords=long+arm+hedge&qid=1626719212&refinements=p_72%3A184321031&rnid=184303031&s=outdoors&sr=1-26
My hedge trimmer is Stihl but I’ve listed a VonHaus battery-operated unit that gets great reviews from Amazon purchasers.
Well now May’s out, we can get on with a hedge cutting.
And if you look at this one, you can see we’re using long arm hedge cutters.
And look at that – that is a high hedge. And if you look behind me, you can see how much we’re cutting off.
Yes, it’s grown incredibly long but we’re gonna actually sort it. Cut it back hard and then let it regrow. And that way, we can get the grass to grow beneath the hedge much more successfully. And that of course will be in preparation for seeding or turfing as this goes up the driveway where we are at the moment.
Don’t be afraid of cutting hedges back at this time of the year nice and hard because they’ll soon come back, grow back with great vigour, especially with the weather we’re getting. Lots of rain, a bit of warmth, and off we go.
Hedge cutting. Get on with it now.
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